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Old 07-12-2007, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by willwren
I would personally prefer Monroe Sensatrac or Reflex struts all day long over CCR in Performance mode.
I completely agree with this statement. I really didn't want to get rid of my CCR, but after doing so and installing Monroe Sensatrac, I haven't looked back! My only concern is what to do with the two extra buttons on the console.
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My only concern is what to do with the two extra buttons on the console.
MPH or KPH selection buttons.. but that'* for another thread (It'* easy)

On the CCR..since we are kinda veering off the topic of the great center links...thank you again on the part number. At 186K miles..I'll be upgrading soon. CCR in my car worked very well, as I assume Travis' newer lower mileage struts are working. It is a nice toy if you are a family person and have an older crowd you may drive on a trip. A nice cushy highway cruiser mode or a let'* hit the twisties mode. Once changing to the Monroes..you have once choice and nothing else. Luckily our cars are heavy enough that they still cruise nicely.
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Originally Posted by BillBoost37
Originally Posted by Merlin 91/97
My only concern is what to do with the two extra buttons on the console.
MPH or KPH selection buttons.. but that'* for another thread (It'* easy)

On the CCR..since we are kinda veering off the topic of the great center links...thank you again on the part number. At 186K miles..I'll be upgrading soon. CCR in my car worked very well, as I assume Travis' newer lower mileage struts are working. It is a nice toy if you are a family person and have an older crowd you may drive on a trip. A nice cushy highway cruiser mode or a let'* hit the twisties mode. Once changing to the Monroes..you have once choice and nothing else. Luckily our cars are heavy enough that they still cruise nicely.
exactly, I do use the cushy ride alot and I am in the older crowd group.
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Originally Posted by willwren

The BEST way to determine a car'* handling is by doing what I did with Boosty last year. I sat shotgun, and he drove with his eyes closed. Using only your equillibrium, you can FEEL what the car is doing without the distraction of what you SEE giving you a false impression. You need to blind yourself to any visual reference points. Going through a series of turns, or accellerating through and off a turn, will give you a better idea of what your car needs to suit what YOU want it to handle like. It can be tough to determine if the imbalance is front or rear in some cases, so you have to be VERY much in 'tune' with your car. Or compare yours to other Bonnevilles in the same manner.
Ya know, they did that in Ricky Bobby, and it didn't turn out so good.

Ok, back on topic, my car pushes bad, and although most of my racing is in a straight line, I'd like to be able to corner with out worrying about seeing the wreck. What can a guy to do loosen it up?
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Shadd, we'll do the 'blind' game when you get here. We'll figure out your handling.
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********************************FYI:************** ****************************

These are only available via the Partsamerica or Advance website. If you call your local store, most likely they will never be able to find them. Hit up the website and look up your car. You will see them as a centerlink sway choice.

For FE2 92-99'*:

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Originally Posted by BillBoost37
********************************FYI:************** ****************************

These are only available via the Partsamerica or Advance website. If you call your local store, most likely they will never be able to find them. Hit up the website and look up your car. You will see them as a centerlink sway choice.

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Believe it or not, my local Pep Boys had these in stock...that'* where I got mine
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